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Charles John Carr (1807-1899)
1807 Born in London
c.1827 Took over his step-father's nail manufacturing business in Belper, Derbyshire when his step- father Joseph Spencer died
1834 Married in Duffield to Pauline Lomas
1838 Mentioned. 'Charles John Carr, nail manufacturer' of Belper.
1841 Nail manufacturer of Belper. With Paulina and three children.
1851 Living in Belper: Paulina Carr (age 42 born Belper), Iron Manufacturers wife, with six children; Spencer Carr (age 12 born Belper); Henry Carr (age 10 born Belper); John Carr (age 9 born Belper); Edward Carr (age 7 born Belper); Harriett Carr (age 5 born Belper); Miller Carr (age 11 born Belper); and Charlotte Carr (age 2 born Belper). Also her sister Mary Ann Spencer (age 38 born Belper) and her niece Martha Spencer (age 8 born East Indies. Four servants.
1858 of Wentworth, Yorkshire. Atmospheric Forge Hammer.
1859 Patent. '1538. And George Dawes, of Milton Iron Works, in the parish of Hoyland, in the county of York, Ironmaster, and Charles John Carr, of Hoyland aforesaid, Engineer, have given the like notice in respect of the invention of "certain improvements in atmospheric and vacuum hammers and stamps, part of which improvements is also applicable to steam and other engines."'
1860s Three of his sons - John Carr, Charles "Spencer" Carr and Henry Thomas Carr had relocated to Egypt and taken up engineering posts there.
1871 Living in Cheetham, Manchester, mechanical engineer, with his wife Paulina and three children.
1873 Mentioned as of Manchester, late of Belper.
1899 December 15th. Died. Probate to James Miller Carr, manager of Works.
1892 At Cairo (Egypt), on the 2nd of February, Charles Spencer Carr, aged 53 years.
Possible invention of a special horseshoe by John Carr for horses in desert conditions.